9780684846651

The 8th Habit From Effectiveness to Greatness

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    9780684846651

  • ISBN10:

    0684846659

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/9/2004
  • Publisher: Free Press

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Summary

In the more than fifteen years since its publication, the classicThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peoplehas become an international phenomenon with over fifteen million copies sold. Tens of millions of people in business, government, schools, and families, and, most important, as individuals have dramatically improved their lives and organisations by applying the principles ofStephen R. Covey'sclassic book.The world, though, is a vastly changed place. The challenges and complexity we all face in our relationships, families, professional lives, and communities are of an entirely new order of magnitude. Being effective as individuals and organisations is no longer merely an option -- survival in today's world requires it. But in order to thrive, innovate, excel, and lead in what Covey calls the "New Knowledge Worker Age", we must build on and move beyond effectiveness. The call of this new era in human history is for greatness; it's for fulfillment, passionate execution, and significant contribution.Accessing the higher levels of human genius and motivation in today's new reality requires a sea change in thinking: a new mind-set, a new skill-set, a new tool-set -- in short, a whole new habit. The crucial challenge of our world today is this: to find our voice and inspire others to find theirs. It is what Covey calls the8th Habit.So many people feel frustrated, discouraged, unappreciated, and undervalued -- with little or no sense of voice or unique contribution.The 8th Habitis the answer to the soul's yearning for greatness, the organisation's imperative for significance and superior results, and humanity's search for its "voice". Profound, compelling, and stunningly timely, this groundbreaking new book of next-level thinking gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promise of the "Knowledge Worker Age".The 8th Habitshows how to solve such common dilemmas aszPeople want peace of mind and good relationships, but also want to keep their lifestyle and habits. Relationships are built on trust, but most people think more in terms of "me" my wants, my needs, my rights. Management wants more for less; employees want more of "what's in it for me" for less time and effort. Businesses are run by the economic rules of the marketplace; organisations are run by the cultural rules of the workplace. Society operates by its dominant social values, but must live with the consequences of the inviolable operation of natural laws and principles.Covey'snew book will transform the way we think about ourselves and our purpose in life, about our organisations, and about humankind. Just asThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peoplehelped us focus on effectiveness,The 8th Habitshows us the way to greatness.

Author Biography

Stephen R. Covey is a renowned authority on leadership, a family expert, teacher, organisational consultant, and vice chairman of FranklinCovey Co. The author of several acclaimed books, he has also received numerous honors and awards, including being named one of Time magazine's twenty-five most influential people. Covey lives with his wife, Sandra, and their family in the Rocky Mountains of Utah.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Pain 1(11)
Chapter 2 The Problem 12(13)
Chapter 3 The Solution 25(12)
PART 1: FIND YOUR VOICE 37(58)
Chapter 4 Discover Your Voice-Unopened Birth-Gifts
39(25)
Chapter 5 Express Your Voice Vision, Discipline, Passion and Conscience
64(31)
PART 2: INSPIRE OTHERS TO FIND THEIR VOICE 95(234)
Chapter 6 Inspiring Others to Find Their Voice-The Leadership Challenge
97(28)
FOCUS-MODELING AND PATHFINDING
125(106)
Chapter 7 The Voice of Influence-Be a Trim-Tab
126(20)
Chapter 8 The Voice of Trustworthiness-Modeling Character and Competence
146(15)
Chapter 9 The Voice and Speed of Trust
161(25)
Chapter 10 Blending Voices-Searching for the Third Alternative
186(29)
Chapter 11 One Voice-Pathfinding Shared Vision, Values and Strategy
215(16)
EXECUTION-ALIGNING AND EMPOWERING
231(38)
Chapter 12 The Voice and Discipline of Execution-Aligning Goals and Systems for Results
232(17)
Chapter 13 The Empowering Voice-Releasing Passion and Talent
249(20)
THE AGE OF WISDOM
269(60)
Chapter 14 The 8th Habit and the Sweet Spot
270(22)
Chapter 15 Using Our Voices Wisely to Serve Others
292(26)
Twenty Most Commonly Asked Questions
318(11)
APPENDICES 329(54)
Appendix 1 Developing the 4 Intelligences/Capacities: A Practical Guide to Action
331(21)
Appendix 2 Literature Review of Leadership Theories
352(8)
Appendix 3 Representative Statements on Leadership and Management
360(5)
Appendix 4 The High Cost of Low Trust
365(4)
Appendix 5 Implementing the 4 Disciplines of Execution
369(1)
Appendix 6 xQ Results
370(4)
Appendix 7 Max & Max Revisited
374(5)
Appendix 8 The FranklinCovey Approach
379(4)
Notes 383
Index 38l(369)
About FranklinCovey 407(2)
About the Author 409

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